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As many are aware, the CDC has changed their guidance for quarantine during exposure and positive COVID-19 situations. All County employees are still required to contact Emergencyleave@co.westmoreland.pa.us for instructions and to apply for leave. Each situation is being evaluated individually.
Employees are also required to call off indefinitely.
The process for applying for leave is as follows:
The new CDC guidance is as follows:
If You Test Positive for COVID-19 (Isolate)
Everyone, regardless of vaccination status.
If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.
If You Were Exposed to Someone with COVID-19 (Quarantine)
If you: Have been boosted OR Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 6 monthsOR Completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months
If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home.
If you: Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 6 months ago and are not boosted OR Completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and are not boosted OR Are unvaccinated
If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home
For additional information please refer to the CDC website for their latest press release. https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s1227-isolation-quarantine-guidance.html
If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources.